What happened on your birthday?

What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on February 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on February 4

  • 1986

    The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth.

  • 1980

    Syria withdraws its peacekeeping force in Beirut.

  • 1974

    Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.

  • 1966

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins televised hearings on the Vietnam War.

  • 1947

    Dan Quayle, vice president under President George H.W. Bush.

  • 1945

    The Big Three, American, British and Soviet leaders, meet in Yalta to discuss the war aims.

  • 1944

    The Japanese attack the Indian Seventh Army in Burma.

  • 1941

    The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries.

  • 1932

    Robert Coover, novelist & short story writer.

  • Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurates the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • 1925

    Russell Hoban, artist and writer (Bedtime for Frances, The Mouse and His Child).

  • 1923

    French troops take the territories of Offenburg, Appenweier and Buhl in the Ruhr as a part of the agreement ending World War I.

  • 1921

    Betty Friedan, writer, feminist, founded the National Organization of Women in 1966.

  • 1915

    Germany decrees British waters as part of the war zone; all ships to be sunk without warning.

  • 1913

    Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist.

  • 1909

    California law segregates Caucasian and Japanese schoolchildren.

  • 1906

    Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, discovered Pluto.

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Protestant theologian.

  • The New York Police Department begins finger print identification.

  • 1902

    Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic.

  • 1900

    Jacques Prevert, French poet, screenwriter (The Visitors of the Evening, The Children of Paradise).

  • 1899

    After an exchange of gunfire, fighting breaks out between American troops and Filipinos near Manila, sparking the Philippine-American War

  • 1889

    Harry Longabaugh is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, “the Sundance Kid.”

  • 1881

    Fernand Leger, French painter.

  • 1795

    France abolishes slavery in her territories and confers slaves to citizens.

  • 1787

    Shay’s Rebellion, an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers against the new U.S. government, fails.

  • 1508

    The Proclamation of Trent is made.

  • 1194

    Richard I, King of England, is freed from captivity in Germany.

  • 786

    Harun al-Rashid succeeds his older brother the Abbasid Caliph al-Hadi as Caliph of Baghdad.